The newest music to take over TikTok isn’t a pop hit or a enjoyable remix. Instead thousands and thousands are listening to a squeaky, prepubescent voice singing a few Fortnite merchandise that’s now not within the recreation. Chug Jug may be vaulted within the online game, however that hasn’t stopped it from delighting thousands and thousands of individuals on social media.
TikTok tune du jour “Chug Jug with You” has its origins in two different songs: disco funk hit “American Boy” by Estelle and Kanye West, and “Let’s Play Fortnite,” a 16-second parody by YouTuber CM Skits. “Let’s Play Fortnite” is grating, with off-beat lyrics like “You can take me to Moisty Mire but not Loot Lake” and “We could be professional Fortnite avid gamers.” CM Skits’ video has simply 90,000 views, nevertheless it caught the eye of a 13-year-old boy who goes by the title Leviathan.
Leviathan, a content material creator on YouTube, thought the video was humorous, so he determined to write down an extended model of the music CM Skits began. He wrote extra lyrics, recorded it in his bed room, and posted it on Soundcloud in late 2018. Somehow, two years later, for those who like video video games and are on TikTok, “Chug Jug with You” might be throughout your FYP. People are taking the audio clip and including their very own goofy feedback to the music, piggybacking onto the pattern.
The TikTok feed for the sound has a ton of movies of individuals lip synching and vibing to the music. Many movies merely touch upon how nice of a singer Leviathan is — which is humorous as a result of, as Leviathan informed Polygon over Discord, he deliberately made his voice sound high-pitched. The concept was to make himself sound even youthful than 13. While that may sound annoying in idea, it’s truly lovable. It helps that Leviathan enunciates each phrase in a wonderfully angelic voice.
One of the most well-liked movies on the tag is that this one, the place Fairybloobs bops to the music and says, “I just know this kids mom is an English teacher bc this pronunciation is godly.” This video alone has over 4.8 million views — greater than Leviathan’s authentic video on YouTube.
What’s extra, the pattern has develop into sufficiently big that some younger individuals would possibly now affiliate the melody with the Fortnite parody, fairly than the unique 2008 Estelle music. One TikTok remarks, “I don’t even remember what the original song’s lyrics are. Help.”
“Chug Jug with You” is riddled with hyper-specific Fortnite references, like areas of the ever-changing map. It’s significantly cute when Leviathan sings, “Yeah Fortnite we ’bout to get down, get down.” Despite listening to the clip over and over, I’m unsure it’ll ever get outdated — that’s how catchy it’s.
The music has develop into a cultural drive — dripping onto the feeds of people that have by no means performed nor care about Fortnite.
“I didn’t really expect the song to get popular at all,” Leviathan informed Polygon. “I made the song as a joke with a couple friends and posted it to Soundcloud to see what would happen.”
If you’d prefer to take heed to “Chug Jug with You,” you’ll be able to test it out on Leviathan’s YouTube channel now.